whats the deal with sage reels no one likes them or ?

Jerry Daschofsky

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#2
Who said nobody likes them? Just depends on which reels you're talking about too. I have a couple that are "ok", but definitely not that great. But have seen some of the higher end ones, they're not bad.
 

Derek Young

Emerging Rivers Guide Services
#3
I got a 3850CF for upping my TU membership, and the reel didn't last very long. The spool handle broke off after less than 10 days on the water. Beautiful reel, just not very tough. Haven't bothered to get it repaired.
 
#5
no one said they didnt like them i see them for sale and have tried to sell them , with very little interest , i used a 2560 great imo , i use a 4280 very nice imo , got a 4580 basic same as 2500 but better looking , havent used it , so i was looking for opinions .
 

Jerry Daschofsky

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#6
no one said they didnt like them i see them for sale and have tried to sell them , with very little interest , i used a 2560 great imo , i use a 4280 very nice imo , got a 4580 basic same as 2500 but better looking , havent used it , so i was looking for opinions .
Well yeah, Sage makes a great rod. And the older reels weren't made by them (can't remember who made them). But most people don't associate "Sage" for reels. So steer clear I'm assuming unless it's a super huge deal on it.
 
#8
I have always enjoyed their fly rods. I guess I kind of have a small problem when I see companies get away from what made them great, for sage it was their rods. Sage started with rods then reels them lines then clothing. I'm not sure if that was the order but eventually they had everything need to go fly fishing. Not that there is anything wrong with that. It just brothers me a little personally. On the flip side I relay enjoy Ross reals, but I don't think I would ever consider buying one of there rods.
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#9
I have several different models. I like them all. 3000 series for trout, great reels and super light. Click series for trout, great reels and super light. 1500 series, nice workhorse. I like my sage reels. Not as flashy or blingy as many others, if you need that in a reel.

Maybe most buyers are spent post Christmas?
 

Derek Young

Emerging Rivers Guide Services
#10
Ed, you want to trade me something bright and flashy for this Sage 3850CF? It needs a little TLC, but since you're closer to Sage than I am...
 
#12
I had the1650 series. The least durable reel I've ever owned. Went through two and two spools in less than a year. In comparison I'm still rockin an old orvis reel I've had for over seventeen years. It gets tons of use and is still going strong. BTW, is it just me or is this an odd subforum to post this question in?
 

Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
#13
If I remember correctly, I think one of the things that turned people off with the older Sages was lack of continued spool availability on discontinued models. I'm not sure if they've address that with their newer model.

I know folks that have the 3000 and 4200 series reels that like them a lot.
SF
 
#14
I had the1650 series. The least durable reel I've ever owned. Went through two and two spools in less than a year. In comparison I'm still rockin an old orvis reel I've had for over seventeen years. It gets tons of use and is still going strong. BTW, is it just me or is this an odd subforum to post this question in?

BTW just wondering what subforum should i have posted this question in , I couldnt figure out which one LOL thanks